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Angels | Yunel Escobar could play Saturday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:13:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (knee) was not in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics Friday, June 24, because of a minor knee injury. Manager Mike Scioscia expects him to return to the lineup Saturday, June 25.

Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Escobar is batting .310 with three home runs and 20 RBI through 69 games this season and is hitting .346 over the past week. INF Jefry Marte would likely play the hot corner if Escobar needs to miss additional games.

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Angels | Three Angels sitting out Friday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:52:30 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar, OF Daniel Nava and C Carlos Perez are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Eric Surkamp Friday, June 24. 3B Jefry Marte will start at third base and is batting sixth. C Jett Bandy will start at catcher and is batting seventh, while OF Shane Robinson will start in left field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Marte has cooled off a bit and has only two hits in his last five games. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use. Bandy has gone 4-for-4 against left-handed pitchers since being called up and may be used in two-catcher leagues. Robinson has had some success over the last week or two but is not a strong option.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar on the bench

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 11:03:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar is not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar Sunday, June 12. 3B Jefry Marte will start at third base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Marte has recorded four hits, two home runs and four RBI in his last four games and should have decent value in daily fantasy leagues. Marte can be a sleeper option for owners in daily leagues and is an option in AL-only leagues.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar has game-winning hit

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 23:15:38 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar had the game-winning single Saturday, June 11, as the Angels beat the Cleveland Indians, 4-3. Escobar had two hits in the game.

Fantasy Tip: This was Escobar's third straight multi-hit game and the sixth game out of the last seven where Escobar has had at least one hit. He remains a strong play in DFS and regular fantasy formats.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar back in lineup

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:37:37 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) is back in the starting lineup and batting leadoff Friday, June 3, versus Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar had missed the previous three contests with a sore right wrist, so this is good news for his fantasy owners that he's able to get back into the lineup to kick off the club's weekend interleague series in Pittsburgh. The 33-year-old is out to a fine start this year with a .306/.362/.415 slash line, and should continue to remain useful as long as he stays atop the batting order.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar remains out

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:39:57 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, June 1. 3B Jefry Marte is starting at third base again and is hitting fifth against Detroit Tigers SP Michael Fulmer. Also, 2B Johnny Giavotella moves up to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is day-to-day and could return soon. He makes plenty of contact and provides owners with a high average, but not much else. Giavotella is having a fine season with a .286/.307/.388 line with two home runs, 15 RBI and two steals. He gains some daily value hitting atop the lineup but won't provide big stats in a single game. Marte hit just his fifth home run in the last two seasons and should be considered a desperation daily pick.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar expected back Wednesday

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:30:01 -0700

Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) is expected to return to the starting lineup Wednesday, June 1, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is day-to-day, so his hand injury suffered Monday isn't serious by any means. The Angels' everyday third baseman continues to hit, as he's sporting a .306/.362/.415 slash line with three home runs and 13 RBI. Escobar doesn't run, though, and has minimal power, so he's mainly a boost to your average in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. The counting stats just aren't there with him.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar remains out

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:12:03 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 31. 3B Jefry Marte is starting at third base and is hitting fifth against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez.

Fantasy Tip: Even against the up-and-down Sanchez, Marte is a desperation daily pick tonight. The third baseman has a .221 career average and had only four home runs in 33 games a season ago. Look for better options on a day with a full slate of games.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar out Monday

Mon, 30 May 2016 14:19:18 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) is not in the lineup Monday, May 30. SS Gregorio Petit is starting in his place at third base and batting ninth opposite Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar left Sunday's game with a bruised left wrist, so it's no surprise to see him out of the batting order for this evening's contest. This will give Petit a chance, though the 31-year-old is very limited with the bat. Kole Calhoun is also affected by this, as he gets bumped back up into the leadoff spot.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar injures wrist

Sun, 29 May 2016 18:52:43 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) exited against the Houston Astros with a bruised left wrist Sunday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: The injury doesn't sound too serious, but stay tuned for an update on Escobar. He doesn't have much pop, but his batting average hovers around .300, making him a solid option in AL-only leagues.

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